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How should cervical mucus be during fertile days?

By Marta Zermiani M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist on Clínica Tambre).
Last Update: 02/07/2022

There are birth control methods that are based on the observation of cervical mucus precisely because it varies greatly in each phase of the cycle.

At the end of the menstrual period, the cervical mucus is thin and clear (or whitish). Normally in the ovulatory phase (in the days immediately before ovulation and one day after ovulation) its characteristics change to facilitate the entry of sperm into the uterus and fertilization of the egg.

On those days it is usually whiter and above all it changes consistency, it is less dense and more filamentous. This can help to identify the most fertile days (which are those preceding ovulation up to 24 hours after it has taken place).

Read the full article on: What alterations can occur in cervical mucus? ( 64).
 Marta Zermiani
Marta Zermiani
M.D., Ph.D.
Gynecologist on Clínica Tambre
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid.
Licence number: 280847526
Gynecologist. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid. Licence number: 280847526.